Jellignite scores second win for week

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Jellignite, who gained a penalty-free 3YO win at Addington on Thursday night, December 9, could accompany stablemate OK Courage south for the Wairio Cup meeting at Winton on Saturday week, December 18.Jell_Addington_return

“The Wairio Cup (3 wins or more, 2400m stand) is $18,000 so its worth a look for OK Courage,” said trainer Mark Jones.

Jellignite furthered a successful week for stable junior driver Regan Todd, who besides winning a double with the 3YO, also gained a runaway win with Guadeloupe at Gore on Tuesday.

“Guadeloupe’s win made the big drive home a lot better,” grinned Regan.

Guadeloupe won’t head back next week as he’s having a few days off since returning to Canterbury.

Jellignite, after improving wide with a lap to run, had to fight to hold Fluctuate by half a head at the finish of the Welcome To Bakery Trade Racenight.


Connections then had to fight off a protest for Regan allegedly being in breach of the push-out rule when improving at the 1200m but this was quickly dismissed.

“He fought well but he’s probably better with the type of run he had at Waimate,” Regan said.

Jellignite, a diminuitive Courage Under Fire gelding, paced the mobile 1950m in 2:23.8 (1:58.6 mile rate), the leaders running their last 800m in 57.6s and final 400m in 28.6s.

Trainer Mark Jones brought up his fourth win in the last five days with Jellignite, taking him to 18 training wins for the season and into sixth place on this season’s trainers premiership.